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- Tags: RAF Boscombe Down
Tags: 207 Squadron; 220 Squadron; 58 Squadron; 6 Group; air gunner; aircrew; animal; anti-aircraft fire; Cook’s tour; Distinguished Flying Cross; fear; Harvard; Lancaster; Morse-keyed wireless telegraphy; pilot; promotion; RAF Boscombe Down; RAF Driffield; RAF Kinloss; RAF Langar; RAF Morton Hall; RAF North Luffenham; RAF Pocklington; RAF Spilsby; RAF St Eval; RAF St Mawgan; RAF Ternhill; RAF Upper Heyford; RAF West Freugh; RAF Winthorpe; Shackleton; sport; Tiger Moth; Whitley; wireless operator
Tags: aircrew; Albemarle; Anson; B-17; B-24; B-25; Beaufighter; Blenheim; Boston; C-47; Defiant; Halifax; Hampden; Harvard; Hudson; Hurricane; Lancaster; Lincoln; Martinet; Me 410; Meteor; Mosquito; Oxford; pilot; RAF Binbrook; RAF Boscombe Down; Spitfire; Stirling; Sunderland; Swordfish; Tiger Moth; Typhoon; Ventura; Wellington; York
Dick started his training at Lords in London, Bridlington then Bridgnorth and…
Tags: 420 Squadron; 425 Squadron; 431 Squadron; 434 Squadron; air gunner; Anson; anti-aircraft fire; arts and crafts; bale out; bomb aimer; C-47; Caterpillar Club; crash; crewing up; Dulag Luft; flight engineer; Halifax; Halifax Mk 3; heavy conversion unit; Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945); Hurricane; Ju 88; mess; Morse-keyed wireless telegraphy; navigator; operational training unit; Oxford; P-51; pilot; prisoner of war; RAF Boscombe Down; RAF Bridgnorth; RAF Cosford; RAF Dishforth; RAF Elvington; RAF Gaydon; RAF Inverness; RAF Manston; RAF Tholthorpe; RAF Wellesbourne Mountford; Red Cross; sport; Stalag Luft 3; Stalag Luft 6; the long march; training; Typhoon; Wellington; Whitley; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
Also included are a pass out and an invitation to a dance at RAF Stradishall.
Tags: 102 Squadron; 35 Squadron; 582 Squadron; 7 Squadron; Bennett, Donald Clifford Tyndall (1910-1986); Cheshire, Geoffrey Leonard (1917-1992); crash; Distinguished Service Order; fitter engine; flight engineer; fuelling; Halifax; Halifax Mk 1; Halifax Mk 2; Halifax Mk 3; Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); Lancaster; Lancastrian; military service conditions; Pathfinders; promotion; RAF Boscombe Down; RAF Halton; RAF Linton on Ouse; Shackleton; Stirling; Wellington
Tags: 12 Squadron; 150 Squadron; 40 Squadron; aircrew; B-25; B-26; bombing; bombing of Cologne (30/31 May 1942); crewing up; Grand Slam; Lancaster; Me 109; Me 110; Meteor; mine laying; Mosquito; operational training unit; pilot; RAF Alconbury; RAF Boscombe Down; RAF Castle Donington; RAF Lossiemouth; RAF Wickenby; RAF Wyton; recruitment; Spitfire; Tallboy; training; Walrus; Wellington; Whitley
Tags: 9 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; B-17; B-24; B-26; bombing; Halifax; Halifax Mk 1; Halifax Mk 3; Halifax Mk 5; Lancaster; Lancaster Mk 1; Lancaster Mk 3; Lincoln; Lysander; Manchester; mine laying; Mosquito; P-51; pilot; Proctor; RAF Boscombe Down; RAF Honington; RAF Waddington; RAF Wigsley; Spitfire; Stirling; Tiger Moth; Typhoon; Wellington; York
Charles joined the Royal Air Force in February 1942 and went to RAF Halton as an Aircraft Apprentice.
He tells of his training at Halton, and describes the different trades and his exams to become an Leading Aircraftsman 1st Class,…
Top left - a note 'got to here'. Top right - an aerial oblique view of a city-scape with some large buildings and some damage visible. Captioned 'Essen' on the reverse 'Essen'.
Middle - an aerial oblique view of a…
Tags: 97 Squadron; aircrew; B-24; B-25; B-26; bombing; bombing of Hamburg (24-31 July 1943); Boston; Defiant; Halifax; Hampden; Harvard; heavy conversion unit; Hurricane; Lancaster; Lancaster Mk 1; Lancaster Mk 3; Mosquito; operational training unit; Oxford; Pathfinders; pilot; RAF Boscombe Down; RAF Bourn; RAF Cottesmore; RAF Gransden Lodge; RAF Market Harborough; RAF Silverstone; RAF Swanton Morley; RAF Swinderby; RAF Wigsley; training; Wellington